Wednesday, 6 April 2011

25 firemen and five engines sent to rescue one cat stranded on roof

It's a service traditionally offered by our compassionate fire services. But the response of the Suffolk brigade to a cat trapped on a roof went well beyond the call of duty.

Health and safety rules meant 25 firefighters were sent to rescue the cat at an estimated cost of £1,500.

The crews – two of which came from 30 miles away - scrambled to comply with national ‘working at height’ regulations to ensure the health and safety of firefighters, but union leaders have branded the response ‘crazy and overkill’.

A Suffolk County Council spokeswoman said it had been called by the RSPCA to help and the reaction was in line with national regulations.

My comment: Probably worried it was a Suffolk County Council fat cat :)

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